ERISA • Employment Law
  • Plan Sponsor’s Contractual Dispute with Insurance Carrier Subject to ERISA Preemption

    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently issued an opinion holding that a contractual dispute between a health plan sponsor and the insurance carrier that it contracted with to provide health benefits to its employees was subject to ERISA preemption. See Shore v. Independence Blue Cross, Case No. 16-5224, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160585

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  • An Unusual PA State Court Case Addressing ERISA Preemption

    The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a non-precedential opinion on Thursday, November 10, 2016, holding that a breach of contract action related to a series of retirement agreements that promised lifetime retiree health care was not subject to ERISA preemption.  Coggins v. Keystone Foods, No. 3814 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4104 (Pa. Super. November 10, 2016). 

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